Homs, Syria – On Thursday, militants entrenched in the Wa’er district of Homs city began the execution of the agreement termed by the Homs Reconciliation Committee.
The first batch of militants to be transported to the northern Homs countryside numbered 120 while their families numbered about 130. More insurgents are to be transported soon.
Meanwhile, 700 militants from the Homs city district are expected to reconcile their status by utilizing the amnesty offer provided by the government. The reconciliation process seems to be in momentum as 250 more militants reconciled their status in Al-Qadam in southern Damascus and many more in Sweida governorate. The Syrian government hopes to carry out similar deals in the embattled economic capital, Aleppo.
The end of the insurgency’s presence in Homs city, considered by many to be the capital of the Syrian Revolution is of huge significance, both metaphorical and military.
Homs’s governor asserted that Houla and Al-Rastan are expected to undergo a similar treaty to that of Al-Waer.